Commentary: Campaign Finance Reform Needs A Miracle

At first glance, a lawsuit alleging that the Christian Coalition is engaging in unlawful political activity looks like another thunderbolt from the heavens aimed at Bob Dole's struggling Presidential campaign. The 1.7 million-member coalition, a wing of televangelist Pat Robertson's empire, has been a mainstay of Dole's election bid. But on July 30, the Federal Election Commission filed suit against the group, charging that its distribution of millions of highly partisan "voter guides" amounted to illegal contributions on behalf of Republican candidates.

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